Fleetwood, William

Fleetwood, William bishop of Ely, and one of the most eloquent preachers of his time, s-as born January, 1656, in the Tower of London, and was educated at Eton and King's College, Canebridge. After having held the preferments of rector of St. Austin's and canon of Windsor, he was made bishop of St. Asaph in 1706, and was translated to Ely in 1714. He-died at Rottenham, Middlesex, Aug. 4, 1723. In politics he held liberal views. His principal works are, An Essay on Miracles (1701, 8vo):--Inscriptionum Antiquarum Sylloge (1691, 8vo):--Chronicon Pretiosum, or an Account of English, Money (1707) :-Method of Devotion, translated from Jurieu (1692; of which the 27th edition appeared in 1750):-The Judgment of the Church of England concerning Lay Baptism (1712):-The Life and Miracles of St. Winfried (1713). His sermons, etc., are gathered in A complete Collection of the Sermons, Tracts, etc., of Bp. Fleetwood (London, 1737, fol.); and there is a new edition of his Whole Works from the University Press (Oxford, 1854, 3 vols. 8vo).-New Genesis Biog. Diet. v, 373; Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, p. 604.

 
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